The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival is expanding. Beginning in 2024, the festival will grow to 8 days. Until now, the festival has opened with a 3 day, friday through Sunday weekend, followed by a 4 day, Thursday through Sunday weekend. The 2024 festival will now open on a Thursday. This has been done in the past. Jazzfest 2003 opened on a Thursday, as did the 50th anniversary in 2019. No announcemet if the Thursdays will offer discounts for Louisiana residents, something that’s been done in the past.